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A double homicide at a Days Inn hotel in Aiken County late Saturday night is under investigation.

Deputies were called to the hotel on Columbia Highway North in Aiken at 11:10 p.m. after shots were fired.

When they arrived, deputies found two black males dead in one of the rooms.  Both had been shot at least one time.

Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables has identified one of the victims as 39-year-old Barry Redding.  The other victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members.  Autopsies will be performed Wednesday in Newberry.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information that could lead them to the killer or killers.